- Exclusive: Sir Peter Westmacott, Britain’s ambassador to the United States until 2016, tells Business Insider that it will be “extremely difficult” for the UK to negotiate a free-trade deal with the United States.
- Brexit-supporting MPs have consistently trumpeted the prospect of a UK-US trade deal as a means of compensating for the economic hit from leaving the EU.
- “I think this is all going to be extraordinarily difficult and will take a long time to negotiate,” said Westmacott.
LONDON — Britain’s hopes of a quick post-Brexit trade deal with the Trump administration are “not going to happen” the UK’s former ambassador to the US has told Business Insider.
Sir Peter Westmacott, who served in Washington during the Obama era between 2012 and 2016, told Business Insider that Downing Street’s suggestion that Britain will be able to forge a speedy, generous trade deal after Brexit would be “extraordinarily difficult” to fulfill.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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